Two men who allegedly abducted a child in Adamawa State and demanded N5 million for the child’s release have been arrested.
It was gathered on Monday night that the suspects, Muhammed, 28 and Aliyu Alhaji Aliyu, 55 kidnapped the eight-year-old boy and requested N5 million ransom from the parents.
The suspects who are said to be residents of Lambata Local Government Area of Niger State, were arrested in Adamawa State by the State Police Command.
A statement by the image-maker of the Command, DSP, Suleiman Nguroje, said that the suspects were arrested on the 3rd of October, 2021 by the command’s operatives attached to the State intelligent Bureau (SIB) in Yola.
According to Nguroje, the operatives acted on a report lodged by the abducted boy’s father, Alhaji Hamisu Sule, a resident of Lafiya village in Fufore LGA, on the 1st October, 2021.
Nguroje said the suspects took the boy to Niger State and made the ransom demand from there, but that the police were able to get to the suspects at the point of ransom collection back in Adamawa State and rescued the boy.